How to Plan Your Time at Orlando’s Theme Parks

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If you are heading to Orlando it is almost certain you will be visiting the theme parks whether it is the Disney World parks, Universal Studios or both. We want to help to plan your time to make the most of your exciting trip to Orlando!

Pick the right parks for you

With so many different theme parks to choose from it is best if you research which ones you would like to visit beforehand, not every park will be right for you so it is best to look in to what they have to offer.

Universal Studios

Home to 3 amazing theme parks; Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay,  Universal Studios has so much adventure and adrenaline to discover. As well as this, world class dining and Universals entertainment hub the CityWalk provide families with plenty to enjoy.  Look at the interactive maps online and check out what rides you want to hit! If you are after something to eat in the resort, most of the restaurants allow you to make reservations online so you won’t have to worry about queuing up.

Disney World

Walt Disney World Resort is home to 4 theme parks and 2 water parks. Each theme park offers something different and they are definitely all worth a visit, especially if it is your first time to Orlando. It is worth downloading the Little Book of Magic so you can mark off on the maps the attractions and rides you want to go on the most. Try and make a plan so you look at what rides are near each other instead of looking lost around a huge park!

Being one of the biggest attractions worldwide, Disney World offers, a selection of plans which you can book in advance. These include FastPass+, dining reservations and also entertainment passes.

Be Prepared For Early Morning Starts

Hundreds of visitors make their way to the attractions each day. Getting there early can reduce your queue time which you will be doing a bit of throughout the day. Don’t let this put you off though as you can easily plan the rides you want to go on and get fast pass tickets to reduce your queue time. Wake up early and plan your route so you know where you are going!

Create An Itinerary for Your Trip

The Orlando theme parks are not on the small side. They are very spread out and there will be a lot of walking, which if you’re travelling with little ones might be a bit much. Plan an itinerary for each day so you don’t get worn out. There is plenty to do outside of the theme parks which you can enjoy with your families. Many crazy golf and shopping outlets are located near the parks so why not break up your day by visiting one of them.

Plan for the Weather

Florida is known for being the sunshine state! However it can also faced with torrential downpour which can happen on a daily occurrence. This shouldn’t put you off as the rain only tends to last 10 minutes. Have a waterproof on hand so you don’t get drenched! For the heat, make sure you’ve packed sun cream and drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated throughout the day.

Smartphone Apps

There are very helpful Smartphone apps which you can use to have all of you plans at your fingertips. No more fold out maps making it difficult to navigate. There are apps available which have park maps installed on them so you can easily get a route to the next ride you want to go on. You can also get the wait time for the attractions and find out what is nearby such as restaurants and shops. This is available for both Disney World and Universal Studios.

Buy your tickets in advance

If you have decided which parks you want to visit, it is best if you buy your tickets before you leave for your holiday. Queues for the ticket office at the theme parks can take a big chunk out of your day which you could spend exploring theme parks. As well as this, purchasing tickets in advance can sometimes save money too.  Get in touch with our sales team and look into attraction tickets.

Planning your trip to the theme parks can help you enjoy your time and make it a little less stress free, especially if you’ve got kids running around you. If you are going to Orlando or planning your visit for 2018, let us know what your favourite theme park is over on our Twitter!

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